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Sonnets. Literary Devices: 1/3. Connotation : associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning. --emotional attachment Denotation : Dictionary definition of a word. Connotation/Denotation. Which word has a more positive connotation?

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Sonnets

Sonnets


Literary devices 1 3

Literary Devices: 1/3

  • Connotation: associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning.

  • --emotional attachment

  • Denotation: Dictionary definition of a word


Connotation denotation

Connotation/Denotation

  • Which word has a more positive connotation?

    Ted’s Restaurant is furnished with (old, antique) furniture.

    Mike’s (shabby, vintage) bike is black and gold.

    A group of (loud, enthusiastic) students walk to school every day.

    My parents argue (loudly, passionately) about politics over dinner.


Literary devices

Literary Devices

  • Meter: The recurring pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.

  • Onomatopoeia: a word that imitates the source of the sound it describes.

    • Buzz

  • Oxymoron: a figure of speech that combines contradictory ideas.

  • Parallelism: a poetic device in which two or more words, phrases or lines of a poem reflect each others' content.


Literary devices1

Literary Devices:

  • Pathos: The appeal to an emotion

  • Pun: A play on words, usually for comic reception.

  • Soliloquy: A dramatic monologue that represents a series of unspoken reflections.


Poetic devices

Poetic Devices

  • Iamb: a group of two syllables with a unstressed and stressed syllable.

  • Iambic Pentameter: a line of 5 feet that are unstressed and stressed:

  • “That time of year thou mayst in me behold.

  • Feet: groups of syllables in a line.

  • Penta=5

  • Meter=The basic rhythmic structure of a verse of lines in verse.


Sonnets1

Sonnets

  • 14 lined poem

  • 2 types

  • Shakespearean

  • Petrarchan


Petrarchan sonnet

Petrarchan Sonnet

  • 14 lines; 2 stanzas

  • First 8 lines: octave

    • Problem is presented

  • Final 6 lines: sestet

    • Answer to the problem


Shakespearean sonnet

Shakespearean Sonnet

  • 14 lines

  • 3 quatrains

  • 1 couplet


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